Good Gospel Questions

In Galatians 2, Paul irons the issue out.  You are justified by faith.  Salvation comes through both dying to the propensity to trust in moral efforts under the law & actively trusting in the finished work of Christ.  For through the law I died to the law, so that I might live to God (Gal 2:19).  The […]

Posted on: August 21, 2013 - 10:50AM

Acts 8:26-40 The Gospel Continue to Go Foward

  Luke seems to have regarded Stephen and Philip as a pair. Luke saw the ministry of both  men as helping to pave the way for the Gentile mission. Stephen’s contribution lay in his teaching about the temple, the law, and the Christ, and in the effects of his martyrdom, while Philip’s lay in his […]

Posted on: August 15, 2013 - 1:16PM

Acts 8:9-25 Warning against False Conversion and the Right Heart

  (a) The right and good heart is a “new heart.” (Ezek. 36:26.) It is not the heart with which a man is born, but another heart put in him by the Holy Ghost. It is a heart which has new tastes, new joys, new sorrows, new desires, new hopes, new fears, new likes, new […]

Posted on: August 7, 2013 - 12:48PM

Acts 8:1-25 The Result of the Gospel is Joy

The instinct which prompts the vain and worldly to shut the door and keep earnest religion outside, lest it should mar their happiness, is a true instinct. Every creature after its kind. Every creature’s instinct is true for its own preservation. The apprehension that Christ’s entrance into the vain or vicious heart would be the […]

Posted on: August 1, 2013 - 7:57AM

Acts 6:8-8:3 Faithfulness to the Point of Death

Stephen saw an opportunity to witness for Jesus Christ and he jumped on it! Even after being dragged away by the Jewish mob, Stephen continued his bold witness for Christ. You can notice in the text that his witness was filled with Scripture and that he was not in the least apologetic to confront his […]

Posted on: July 25, 2013 - 9:01PM

Acts 6:1-7 Centrality of God’s Word

A spiritual person builds his life on God’s Word, in dependence on God through prayer. In the words of Proverbs 3:4-5, he trusts in the Lord with all his heart and does not lean on his own understanding. Rather, in all his ways he acknowledges the Lord. God’s Word permeates all of his thinking and […]

Posted on: July 18, 2013 - 9:40PM

Acts 5:17-42 Counted Worthy to Suffer for the Name

“We ought to obey God rather than men.”  What they are talking about is what is logically the requirement of people who are the creatures of the Lord God and who recognize His sovereignty in the affairs of men.  We must obey God rather than men.  They didn’t ask questions like, is this the wise […]

Posted on: July 11, 2013 - 7:46PM

Acts 4:32-5:16 The Danger of Dishonesty and A Healthy Fear of God

First of all, [this passage teaches us about] the seriousness of sin. You know, we live in a day and age even in the church – even in the church! – where we make light of sin. We joke about it, we dismiss it. You know, we’re Christians, we’re forgiven, we’re covered by the blood…. […]

Posted on: July 4, 2013 - 3:17PM

Acts 4:13-31 The Prayer for Boldness with the Gospel

Verse 29 contains the prayer of the petition. It expresses what the petitioners require – what they would be at, if they had their will. It is most interesting and instructive to mark what they really crave. Not a word of vengeance upon their enemies. In the recital they have clearly described the cruel injustice […]

Posted on: June 27, 2013 - 9:03PM

Acts 4:1-22 Peter and John’s Boldness to Share the Gospel

For there is an idea in the world that persons ought to be very religious on a Sunday, but it does not matter what they are on a Monday. How many pious preachers are there on a Sabbath-day, who are very impious preachers during the rest of the week! How many are there who come […]

Posted on: June 20, 2013 - 7:35PM